Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts

Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts Fast Forwarding the Future

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The Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts will become the premier destination in the world for creative, young pioneers who use technology to innovate, to solve human-scale problems, to entertain audiences, and to tell breathtaking stories that stimulate, provoke and inspire.

About Us

The Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts is an investment by the University focused on interdisciplinary learning, creativity and research in emerging media arts located within the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. It is made possible with a $20 million investment by the Johnny Carson Foundation.

We are looking for self-motivated, young people from all over the world who are creative builders—who write novels and short stories, who make movies, who build apps, who create video games, who write comic books and graphic novels, who build 3-D models, who create puzzles and who contribute to open-source software projects, and more. Our unique program creates “X-shaped graduates” who understand design, story, entrepreneurship and code. These core competencies give them ownership over their future and allow them to thrive in a changing, diverse, global environment.

Applications are now being accepted for fall 2019. The Center will be located at 1300 Q St.

How to Reach Us

For more information or questions about the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts:

Megan McMasters, Director of Operations

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